August 30, 2009
Don Winslow of the Navy was already a newspaper cartoon strip and radio adventure serial when it came to the screen in 1941. Don Terry took the role for which he became best known. While America was still not at war, young fans were getting a super dose of patriotism watching their hero battle fifth columnists and war mongers. The serial opened with the rousing Naval theme, "Anchors Away." If that didn't want to make you sign up at the recruiting office, even if you were too young, nothing would. The print used here carrys the Filmcraft banner to show that it was a early television print. Universal followed the serial's success with a sequel the next year, Don Winslow in the Coast Guard.